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Just wanted to say hi.

Hello.  I know this is a weird time for everyone.  So, I'm sending out some big (virtual) hugs and sharing some ideas for cards to help keep in touch with friends and family.

It's no secret that I love clean and simple cards.  I made this week's cards by taping off the center portion of a panel of Bristol smooth card stock.  I blended two colors of distress oxide (even opting for a unique combo of purple and gray, below) before flicking the area with coordinating watercolor and acrylic paint.

You can keep these cards super simple or add some additional interesting elements.  To make the HELLO letters in this card, I temporarily adhered the cut-out letters to a scrap piece of paper, pounced sticky ink and embossing powder over them, and set the embossing powder with a heat tool.  I usually add a second layer of ink and embossing powder for good measure.  

I used colored card stock for the card bases of both cards to pull the whole card together.

On a personal note, my family is in a precautionary quarantine.  My husband had been on a work trip and traveled through Europe on his way home, returning last week ... I'm thankful he's home and we're happily spending the two weeks together as a precaution.  I am waiting on sending out any cards until our quarantine expires, but I'm building my stash up for that time (between figuring out how to teach two elementary-aged kiddos who are suddenly home all day).  I hope that this post finds you all safe and well.  More virtual hugs to you, crafty friends!

Supplies used (the links send you to the shop, where Vanessa is generously offering a 10% discount):
Lawn Fawn small stitched rectangle dies
Lawn Fawn cardstock
Lawn Fawn cole's alphabet dies (the new stitched Oliver dies would also work well!)
Lawn Fawn milo's ABC stamp set
Lawn Fawn simply sentiment stamp set (yes, I did cut that "sending hugs" stamp in half!)
VersaMark ink
silver embossing powder
gold embossing powder


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